Oregon
Rule Rule 114-004-0050
Duties of Designees


A designee shall:

(1)

Visit each assigned long term care facility on a regular basis:

(a)

Upon arrival and departure, inform a specified staff member;

(b)

Review any problems or concerns relating to the assigned long term care facility with administrators or persons in charge or their representatives provided that confidentiality requirements are met; and

(c)

Visit individual residents and resident councils.

(2)

Maintain liaison with appropriate agencies and the Ombudsman Program;

(3)

Submit in writing monthly reports to the Ombudsman Program on forms provided by the Ombudsman Program;

(4)

Keep residents and long term care staff informed of the Ombudsman Program;

(5)

Periodically review the patients bill of rights with residents, families, guardians, administrators and staff;

(6)

Investigate complaints made by residents or for residents of long term care facilities about administrative actions that may adversely affect a residents health, safety, welfare or rights;

(7)

Attempt to resolve problems between residents and the long term care facility through mediation, negotiation, persuasion and referral;

(8)

Report all apparent cases of patient abuse pursuant to ORS 441.630; and

(9)

Perform other related duties as specified by the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman.
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